Last day in Tokyo, we got lucky on some occasions, and it was about to end shortly. I did not know when I would be heading back here, such a wondrous place for vacation. No hard feelings, let’s start with the day.
The first location was Tsukiji fish market, apparently it closed down months before we were here as it had relocated to another spot.
The food here is awesome, fucking awesome. Sashimi here felt fresh from the sea to the tongue, leaving a ‘glu-glu’ aftertaste; Kobe beef was simply fantastic, melts the second entering the mouth like butter, stimulating the taste pallets to euphoria; Tamago (Egg) on a stick beat the other renditions of egg cooking style, Japan just have a way to blend tenderness, softness into every kind of their food; sushi, simply magnificent, raw fish and sticky rice made it so tasty.
At that place, there was a special annual celebration going on and there were people wearing nothing but just a Yukata-like attire, bearing their whole leg naked. It was called a ‘Lion Festival’ that celebrates another deity/God. Our tour guide was also caught off-guard by this festival, we were really lucky to catch a glimpse more into their culture.
Our next stop was the government building of Tokyo where we got to get a hawk-eye view of the entire metropolis of Tokyo. We might even see the Mount Fuji from there if we were there at a certain season. Arriving at the spot, there were very less people queuing up to get up as normally there the place would be teeming with people but we were lucky, once again. Here are some breathtaking views.
And there was this girl playing piano at the top of the building. There is a souvenir store and a grand piano at the top. Nothing short of breathtaking.
Descending down, there were also mini exhibitions going on for the Rugby World Cup, Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and photography.
The next location was actually Meiji Jingu, I was there yesterday. So here is the link to the post to yesterday: 32703 Steps From Kudanshita to Shibuya to Yotsuya. Not going to repeat here in the post.
After that, we went to Tokyo Imperial Palace, nothing special about this place, just that it had a very broad and seamless park to chill-out at and an emperor’s castle which we could not enter- very similar to Malaysia’s Sultan’s Palace.
Next up, Ginza (Shopping time!) I did break apart from the group for a while to visit their Muji and re-grouped at their 12-story Uniqlo main store. I bought clothes from Uniqlo only for around RM 400 and the quality is on-point. There was also a line queuing up to buy the Kaws shirt at Uniqlo, simply insane.
After the shopping spree, we went to Odaiba as our last spot. We visited the Japan-version of statue of liberty and a retro-futuristic car retailing shopping centre.
Megaweb Toyota City Showcase was the final destination in the trip. Simply surprised by the visit there. It was more sight-seeing than illustrating words. I would let the pictures guide my experience through.
I got bored of the cars eventually as I did not have a liking to cars at all. I wandered into their shopping area and caught a free show from a rather renowned unknown band performing live. There were paparazzi so I assumed that their name was rather okay. Their songs were generic Japan songs that I listened from time to time, so it was something interesting that happened.
I made my way to the retro museum there to finish up sight-seeing, and yes I broke away from the group again at the point we arrived at the destination.
This concludes my 6-day-4-night trip to Tokyo, Japan. Really love the experience that I had being here. Learned a lot and enjoyed a lot also. Definitely recommend you to come, but be sure to prepare enough money for the trip and do not think about it during spending it, that is the trick to prevent you from being sad after the trip.
Until next time. Planning on my next solo-trip further in the year or next year…? Perhaps… I don’t really know, but see what time has in plan for me.
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